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LIC AAO Prelims is just Around the Corner

With LIC AAO Prelims just 3 days away, your preparation must be at its apex. You need to keep in mind that this is the time you need to make the most usage of. After all, you want to see yourself amidst one of the 600 LIC AAOs. Take 2 mock tests in a day and spend a considerable time reviewing it and finding out the areas where you can improve. To aid you in your preparation, we have come up with 7 tips which will surely come handy when you deal with quantitative aptitude section.

Use the Quantitative Aptitude Section to the Fullest

The Quants section in this exam will have 35 questions which should be dealt in 20 minutes (there is sectional timing in place in LIC AAO Prelims). This leaves you with around 34 seconds for each question. This is one section which if properly answered, can elevate your overall score to a good high. Revise & practice questions on different concepts and formulas. Talking about the cut-offs, in LIC AAO Prelims 2016, the cut-off (general) for the quants section was 33. However, this year LIC has already declared the ‘Minimum Qualifying Marks’ for different sections. For Quants, the minimum qualifying marks are 18. In other words, if you score less than 18 in the quants section, you won’t be able to qualify prelims. Let’s have a look at the 7 tips.

7 Tips to Ace the Quantitative Aptitude Section of LIC AAO Prelims

  1. Memorize the squares, square roots, cubes and cube roots of number up to 30. This comes really handy in questions on number series, simplification and approximation.
  2. Be ready for surprises (if any): be it in the form of change in the format of the question paper or a question you haven’t encountered before. Any surprise will be for all the aspirants. So don’t get anxious and try to find out what the question is trying to ask. Keep taking Mock Tests as they incorporate new type of questions on a regular basis to make you ready for any surprise.
  3. Be an expert on approximating while calculating. While it obviously helps in questions on simplification and approximation, it sometimes helps you in questions on data interpretation as well.
  4. The concepts of percentage, averages & ratio should be crystal clear in your mind. Ideally, you need not pick a pen to solve most of the questions on these topics. Very often, these concepts are tested in questions on data interpretation.
  5. Assess the question’s difficulty level before you start solving it and don’t take more than 15-20 seconds for this purpose. Also, don’t take any question on your ego. If while solving, you get an idea that the question may take substantial time, skip it and move to the next question.
  6. There isn’t any negative marking in this exam, so don’t leave any question unanswered.
  7. Finally, keep evaluating your performance via Mock Tests. There isn’t any substitute to practice and Mock Tests are one of the best tools for practice.

Keep preparing while keeping these tips in your mind. We’re sure that you will end up scoring a good score in the Quants section.

Wishing you Good Luck for your exam!


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